Publication Date

April 2016

Advisor(s)

Andrew Szegedy-Maszak

Major

Classics

Language

English (United States)

Abstract

The present thesis applies modern theories of transitional justice to the period following the rule of the Thirty Tyrants in Athens in 403 BC. Using post-genocide Rwanda for comparison, I find that the legal system in ancient Athens provided an outlet for individuals to air grievances in a controlled and official setting, which enabled a relatively smooth transition to peace, stability, and economic flourishing in fourth-century Athens.

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